Thich Nhat Hanh (via karmacira)
Buddha says a real man of understanding does not even hanker for enlightenment. Because even to desire enlightenment is to desire, and desire is misery. Whether you desire money or you desire satori, whether you desire some person or you desire enlightenment, whether you desire prestige, power, respectability, or you desire dhyana, samadhi, meditation, desire as such is the same. The nature of desire is the same. Desire means desire, and desire brings misery. What you desire is irrelevant — you desire, and that’s enough to make you miserable.
Desire means you have moved away from reality, you have moved away from that which is. Desire means you have fallen into the trap of a dream. Desire means you are not here now, you have gone somewhere in the future."
Osho (via giltbyassociation)
Your desire is always in conflict with the law. Your desire simply says that you are not satisfied with what is given to you. You ask for more, or you ask for something else. A desireless person simply says “Whatsoever is, is. Whatsoever is happening, is happening. I accept it and I go with it. I have no other idea in my mind. If this is what is happening, I will simply delight in it. I will enjoy it. I will be with it.”
That is what I call surrender. Surrendering means non-desiring."
Osho (via giltbyassociation)
when you walk past a classroom that your friend is in
1. And Tango Makes ThreeAnd Tango Makes Three is a 2005 children’s book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole. This tale about the meaning of family is based on a true story about a charming penguin family living in New York City’s Central Park Zoo. Roy and Silo, two male penguins, are “a little bit different.” The book follows the six years of their life when they formed a couple and were given an egg to raise. Done in soft watercolors, the illustrations set the tone for this uplifting story, and readers will find it hard to resist the penguins’ expressions. An author’s note provides more information about Roy, Silo, Tango, and other chinstrap penguins.2. Mommy, Mama, and MeRhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together. Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children. Written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson.3. A Tale of Two MommiesA Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing. Written by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mike Blanc, A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.4. The Family Book
Written by Todd Parr, The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.5. Oh The Things Mommies Do!: What Could Be Better Than Having Two?A playful celebration of Lesbian Mothers and their children! Oh The Things Mommies Do! is a bouncy, and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike. Written by Crystal Tompkins and illustrated by Lindsey Evans.6. The Different DragonWritten by Jennifer Bryan and illustrated by Danamarle Hosler, this bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend.7. In Our Mothers’ HouseMarmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful and filled with love house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. And they also teach their children that different doesn’t mean wrong. Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco.8. Daddy, Papa, and MeRhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children. Written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson.9. King and KingWhen a grouchy queen tells her layabout son that it’s time for him to marry, he sighs, “Very well, Mother…. I must say, though, I’ve never cared much for princesses.” This is a way of explaining homosexuality to your children so you can raise an accepting, wonderful human being. Written by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland10. My Uncle’s WeddingThere’s so much to do now that Uncle Mike and Steve are getting married. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle’s wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony. You’ll laugh and smile as you read this adorable story about marriage and family. Written by Eric Ross and illustrated by r), Tracy K Green.
this is unbelievably true
It’s called the border between heaven and earth .
Reblogging because beautiful deserves beautiful name.
I wanna go here one day…
Wow that’s beautiful
I hope you all find someone who gives you cute names and tells you it’s adorable when you do embarrassing things and hugs you when it’s early in the morning and makes you feel like you have a whole disneyland fireworks show going off inside your body and never ever lets you go